Veeriku spordikeskus, Näituse 33 II korrus (lahtiolek kokkuleppel)

OMT course 2020

14- 17. May 2020

“Differential diagnosis and treatment in the lumbar spine”

Aim: Differential diagnosis of pathology is critical in establishing a correct diagnosis of musculoskeletal pain syndromes in the lumbar spine. It is not enough to evaluate physical impairments; the informed physio should be performing a comprehensive examination of the spine and its regional counterparts so that he/she can fully understand what the correct treatment should be.

After finishing the course participants can:
– follow patient history and differentiate between most common causes of low back pain.
– understand and can explain chronic pain and its effect on musculoskeletal problems.
– perform thorough and systematic lumbar scanning examination for musculoskeletal and nervous system.
– plan and deliver physiotherapy sessions with manual therapy techniques.

Lecturers: Kathy Berglund (USA) and Mati Arend (EST)

Target group: physiotherapist, physiotherapist students, rehabilitation doctors, family doctors etc.

Price: until 31th of March – 549 EUR (includes VAT);
from 1st of April 599 EUR (includes VAT)

Venue: Ujula 4, Tartu, Estonia (Institute of Sport Sciences and Physiotherapy, University of Tartu)
Form of teaching: auditory and practical

Contact hours: 32 hours
Language: English


Provisional timetable


9:00-11:15 Common pathologies of the lumbar spine
11:15-11:30 Break
11:30-13:00 Principles of the selective tissue tension examination (by Cyriax)
13:00-14:00 Lunch
14:00-17:00 Development of Illness Scripts for differential diagnosis of lumbar pathology


9:00-11:00 Continuation of the illness scripts: Active ROM and what it tells you
11:00-11:30 Break
11:30-13:00 Illness scripts: the neurological examination (practical)
13:00-14:00 Lunch
14:00-16:30 Illness scripts: Special tests of the lumbar scanning examination (practical)


9:00-11:00 Regional interdependence and the lumbar spine
11:00-11:30 Break
11:30-13:00 Principles of treatment for lumbar pathologies: Finishing the illness scripts
13:00-14:00 Lunch
14:00-16:30 Con’t principles of treatment and examples of treatment


9:00-11:00 Demystifying Chronic Pain
11:00-11:30 Break
11:30-14:00 Dry needling techniques (Practical)
14:00-15:00 Course summary, questions & answers with coffee

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